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Alejandro Litovsky

Book review Alejandro Litovsky 2 March 2015

The Resilience Dividend: Being strong in a world where things go wrong – Judith Rodin

Review by Alejandro Litovsky I was intrigued by the invitation of a prime minister to discuss social innovation, so I attended the unusual political meeting last January in Berlin, which was hosted by German Chancellor …

Special feature Alejandro Litovsky 1 September 2012

Encouraging sustainable land investments

The surge in farmland and commodities investments is causing widespread concern about ‘land-grabbing’ and the accelerated loss of biodiversity, water depletion, soil erosion, and human rights abuses. These investments are expected to grow substantially over …

Special feature Alejandro Litovsky and Diana Leat 1 March 2012

A decade for the Earth’s security

As this special issue of Alliance goes to print, record droughts in Mexico and the Horn of Africa are affecting millions of people. The failure of harvests, along with higher food prices, raise fears of …

Special feature Alejandro Litovsky 1 July 2010 For Subscribers

Gobernar la economía de la biosfera

En 1492 Cristóbal Colón desembarcó en lo que pensaba que eran las costas de la India, pero había descubierto un nuevo continente. El ‘negocio’ que él presentó para atraer financiamiento se basó en un grueso …

Special feature Alejandro Litovsky 1 June 2010 For Subscribers

Governing the Biosphere Economy

In 1492 Christopher Columbus landed on what he thought were the shores of India – except he had discovered a new continent. The ‘business case’ he presented to lure his funders was based on a …

Conference Report Alejandro Litovsky 1 June 2010 For Subscribers

Skoll World Forum 2010

Can a single social entrepreneur make a dent in the problems we face, given their phenomenal scale? This was one of the questions addressed by the 7th Skoll World Forum held at Oxford’s Saïd Business …

News Alejandro Litovsky 1 September 2007 For Subscribers

Donors can help accountability of partnerships

Though demands for more accountability are increasing, it is still seen largely as a toolbox of metrics and mechanisms to bolt on to existing development projects, designed to reduce corruption and inefficiency at the margin. …

Conference Report Alejandro Litovsky 1 September 2007 For Subscribers

CIVICUS World Assembly

Accountability: Delivering Results, the theme of the CIVICUS World Assembly, held in Glasgow, Scotland in June, drew over 1,000 participants. Of these, 40 per cent concluded in the opening plenary that the world’s problems are …